Local October Shopping: 6 Fall Pop-Up Markets in Pittsburgh

Spooky Season is in full swing, and Pittsburgh is flush with places to purchase seasonal fall goods, from decor to yummy treats. Support small businesses with various autumnal pop-up markets throughout the month of October to light up your jack o’ lantern dreams. 

Squirrel Hill Night Market

Murray Avenue, October 7
The Squirrel Hill Night Market takes on the harvest with handmade wares and outdoor fun. Alongside the usual market features of live entertainment from bands, artists, and special performers right in the streets of Squirrel Hill, market-goers can take the opportunity to see what Murray Avenue shops and restaurants have to offer for October. 

Fall Harvest Craft and Vendor Fair

Knead Community Cafe, October 7 
Knead Community Cafe is bringing the community together by highlighting local businesses that may not be well known. The fair will feature crafters, artists, and more, with a focus on the fall season. Grab a healthy snack from the cafe while you explore the vendor market. 

Big Spookin’ Halloween Market

Trace Brewing, October 8 
Halloween is approaching fast, and this is your chance to shop from local vendors for all the spooky decor you love. Since the event takes place at Trace Brewing, drinks will be available while browsing; however, the whole affair is family-friendly. 

Allentown Night Market

Allentown, October 14 
The Allentown Night Market takes place twice a year, and while both markets are themed toward the unique and unusual, the fall market has that special Halloween touch. Wander through Warrington Avenue and the surrounding area to find over 100 vendors, special performances, food trucks, and so much more. 

Fright Up Night

Market Square, October 26 
For the final Night Market of the season, Market Square will become a Halloween celebration. Spooktacular vendors like The Scarehouse, The Psychic Shop, and Slaughtered Lamb Designs take over the market along with themed entertainment. 

Pittsburgh Punk Rock Flea Market

Pittsburgh Body Piercing, October 27 
Take in the punk-rock side of Pittsburgh with exclusive vendors, tarot readings, live music, and tattoos. This month’s market is themed for the Halloween season and will feature a pumpkin carving contest and face painting, along with other activities for the kids. 

Story by Kylie Thomas

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